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1. Check requirements

Check if your K8s cluster meets Pixie's requirements by running:

px deploy --check_only

If your cluster fails any checks, you may still proceed with installation, but it is unlikely that Pixie will work on your cluster.

2. Create deployment key

Create a deployment key from the admin page or by running:

# Create deployment key
px deploy-key create

Note: The deploy key can be used to install on any number of clusters. If you are installing in a cluster previously seen by Pixie, then the install merges the history with the previous version in Pixie.

3. Extract manifests

Create a directory to save Pixie's manifest files and run the following CLI commands to extract them:

# Extract YAML
px deploy \
--extract_yaml <NAME_OF_PIXIE_YAMLS_FOLDER> \

Note: The extracted YAMls does not include manifests for each sub-component of Pixie. It includes manifests for etcd, NATS and the cloud-connector service which downloads the manifests for the necessary services and daemonsets.

4. Deploy

Deploy Pixie in your target cluster by running:

# Deploy
kubectl apply --recursive -f <NAME_OF_PIXIE_YAMLS_FOLDER>

5. Verify

To verify that Pixie is running in your environment you can check the admin page or run:

# Check pods are up
kubectl get pods -n pl
# Check Pixie Platform status
px get viziers
# Check PEM stats
px get pems
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